To All Members of the LCBS Community
As with all arts programs and agencies the Covid-19 issue has also impacted the LCBS. The health risks of close contact, the closing of rehearsal facilities and performance halls has led already to cancellation of the Silver Band concert scheduled for this last weekend. The Executive has met to address some priority issues and has made some hard but necessary decisions.
With regret we will not proceed with the Pops Concert for obvious reasons.
Given the absence of rehearsal space and other factors we must take steps to cancel the balance of our performance year.
We have made the decision that given the last three months of our membership year will not carry on with the planned rehearsals and performances. We reviewed ongoing core costs of operation and the proportionate fees for the year and have concluded that our paid members be offered a refund of $50.00 (or half of that amount if you are a student member), or if you so elect we will issue a charitable giving tax deductible receipt for that amount. This is applicable only to Gold and Silver Bands; Brass Choir having completed its season.
Each paid up performing musician is asked to respond by email only to Jessica Thiessen, Membership Chair, with your election for a refund or charity gift. When you do respond to Jessica , as an aid to us confirm, your full name, current email, mailing address, postal code and also your phone number. We will use that for issuing receipts and cheques as well as notification of startups in the fall. Please email your decision to Jessica at email@example.com .
This notice will be circulated by MailChimp and Wix.com. You are asked to please share this if you are aware of any members who have not been receiving emails or Bulletins. It will also be posted to Facebook for those who look to that service for information. And it will appear on the website lcbs.ca.
Please note that we DO want your reply with this information to recapture some information for our roster purposes. So please respond not later than April 30, 2020. A sample reply you can cut and paste to your EMAIL :
My name is :
My mailing address is :
My postal code is:
My phone number is:
I choose to receive a) a refund, or B) A Charitable giving receipt
I select : ( pick A or B)
From the LCBS Executive
[Please note – do not reply to this Bulletin posting address as it will not be directed to Jessica Thiessen.]